SOURCE: AirTight Networks

October 16, 2006 08:00 ET

AirTight Networks Makes SpectraGuard Sentry Available to SMB Users Through Online Purchase

Powerful and Affordable Wi-Fi Network Intrusion Prevention Just a Click Away

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention and performance management solutions, has announced that its recently-introduced SpectraGuard® Sentry wireless IPS product is now available for online purchase. Now, for the first time, consumers and small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) can leverage the efficiency of AirTight Networks' online store to buy Enterprise-level protection against wireless security threats at an entry-level price point.

"The hallmark of a great security technology for the SMB is that it both addresses the security need and doesn't require special training or experience to install and manage," said Rob Enderle, president and founder of the Enderle Group, a leading market research firm. "SpectraGuard Sentry is an easy to use appliance we found could immediately address threats to a wireless network after it was installed. Comprehensive protection now must include protection over your wireless network and Sentry provides an effective option for managing these new wireless threats."

SpectraGuard Sentry protects and prevents against a broad and comprehensive range of potentially treacherous wireless threats, including rogue access points, client mis-associations and ad hoc connections. The product, which incorporates the same intrusion prevention technology engine used in AirTight's SpectraGuard Enterprise, incorporates a standalone sensor that continuously monitors the airwaves in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

The solution automatically classifies all wireless devices within range based on policies created by the administrator. Sentry's patent-pending auto-classification technology eliminates time-consuming false alarms and brings accuracy to unmatched levels.

"As a company, we have long understood that the threats inherent in a wireless network environment are huge, whether a company has five users or five thousand," said Dennis Tsu, vice president of marketing at AirTight Networks. "In SpectraGuard Sentry, we have worked to bring comprehensive protection to SOHO and SMB users in an affordable package -- and, further, to support these users with the ability to purchase and use the product without hassles."

The solution can be readily configured in as little as 15 minutes through a simple Web Interface. Alert notifications, such as automatic notification via email, can be customized to meet specific customer needs.

SpectraGuard Sentry is compatible with all Wi-Fi infrastructure, firewalls and VPNs, and works with access points from any vendor. SpectraGuard Sentry, which will safeguard a home office or most small offices, starts at $495. Users may also choose to purchase telephone support packs, in addition to the included 90-day email support, for $20 each or as a 5 pack.

For online purchases of SpectraGuard Sentry, go to:

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless intrusion prevention and performance management (WIPPM) solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of WIPPM products and services provides enterprises and service providers with around-the-clock wireless monitoring and automatic intrusion prevention, while managing wireless LAN network performance for maximum performance, capacity and uptime. The SpectraGuard family of products is the industry's only solution that correctly classifies wireless devices and events; and automatically identifies, automatically stops, and accurately locates wireless security risks and attacks. AirTight Networks' solutions scale from a single laptop to networks with millions of wireless devices. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

AirTight, AirTight Networks, and the AirTight Networks logo are trademarks, and SpectraGuard is a registered trademark of AirTight Networks, Inc.

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